As much as I love writing true stories each month, I enjoy hearing them. To get the stories rolling for our podcast, I recorded my story from October’s Stories at the Storey. In the piece I explored what might have happened if I hadn’t moved my family to the UK. It’s a short piece about choices, saying yes, and defining roles.
We are launching Back Story, a podcast where writers share insights into their writing practice. Each month we will record a writer reading their true story loosely exploring the month’s theme. The reading will be followed by a conversation led by Naomi and Yvonne where we chat about the writer’s interpretation, the inspiration for the story, and other writing pursuits.
The recordings give us a chance to share some of the amazing stories writers share with us each month. So wherever you are in the world, sit back and listen. When you’re finished, feel free to write a piece interpreting the month’s theme and email it to us.
Now for Naomi Kruger’s Backstory, an interview where she explores her interpretation of September’s School Memories theme.
We’re ringing in the New Year with a virtual Stories at the Storey!
This month’s theme is “journey” loosely explored. We’re looking for stories that explore how you got from where (or who) you were to where (or who) you are. These stories can explore physical, mental, emotional, geographical or any other mode.
Share your 3-5 minute true story via email, comment here, message us on Twitter, comment on Facebook, tag us on Instagram. Stories can take any form: share it in words, pictures, sounds, song. Your story can be audio, video, a short film.
Wherever you are or where you’re going, we’d like to read, hear, or watch your story.
We’ll be posting pictures and texts about our own journeys.
We are wrapping up 2017 with a double-issue of North West Literary Arts’ Newsletter. In this issue we talk about becoming a community interest corporation, collaborating at Dusk, this month’s virtual Stories at the Storey, and last month’s theme.
In 2018 we’re launching a podcast and writing classes.
Thanks for reading North West Literary Arts December January edition
There’s a chill in the air, it’s getting dark early, and words are dropping like leaves. You know what that means! It’s time for the North West Literary Arts November Newsletter.
This month we are talking about the launch of the Northern Writers’ Award, reflecting on last month’s theme, and introducing this month’s.
We are ready to launch a podcast. Want to get involved? Get in touch.
The North West Literary Arts Newsletter October 2017 features stories about upcoming and future collaborations and support, this month’s theme and an early peek at next month’s theme.
As always, we invite you to get involved.
We love talking to people. Join us for pre-Stories drinks at The Print Room, 6:30 PM on event nights.
Tweet us, Message us on Facebook, email us, chat with us in Sainsbury’s…well, maybe not that, but we love hearing from people and sharing stories.
Want us to share stories with your group or teach your writing group to write and perform Creative Nonfiction? Let us know.
Ghosts. They haunt us, appearing when we least expect it, often when we most need it. Slipping through time and space, they take residence in our minds, our memories, and the walls, returning, like the past, with warnings, news, memories and stories.
Ghosts are everywhere and so are their stories.
Share your stories of haunting, memory, the past and the present at Lancaster University Library’s Once Upon a Time, True Stories Under the Tree event.
If you’re a writer, reader, lover of words, student, member of staff, the community, or just passing through and you have an engaging, entertaining, interesting, funny, heartwarming, sad (or anything in between) true story, we’d love to hear it. The theme is “ghost stories” (loosely interpreted).
You’ll have 3-5 minutes to share your haunting story.
Date: Oct. 4
Time: 8-9 PM
Location: Lancaster University Library under the tree
For more information or to sign up for a 3-5 minute true story slot, email Yvonne at
There will be light refreshments. What ghost story would be complete without cocoa and cookies?
Sponsored by Lancaster University Library
This month’s North West Literary Arts Newsletter September features opportunities to get involved, writing prompts and tips, and this month’s theme for Stories at the Storey.
Want your own copy? Email or message to be added to our mailing list.
The August edition of North West Literary Arts Newsletter features information about upcoming projects and opportunities, a personal essay, and a special thanks to our sponsors.
If you’d like a copy of the newsletter delivered fresh to your email, let us know. Email us at northwestliterarysalon(at)gmail.com, message us on Twitter, contact us on Facebook, tell us a story about it.
If you would like us to consider your essay for publication in our newsletter, contact us through northwestliterarysalon(at)gmail.com.
Happy August. Write more. Read more.
What’s your story?
We have slots available for this month’s Stories at the Storey. This month Stories at the Storey is on August 31, in the Print Room at The Storey from 7-8 pm.
We’re celebrating the launch of our arts organization, our Patreon, and our growing family of supporters. This month’s theme is family (loosely interpreted). We’re looking for true stories about your family, no matter how you define it. Stories about expectations, bonds, traits, lessons, let downs, or anything and everything in between; want to hear your story.
To sign up or for more information message Stories at The Storey or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To order your free ticket for the event, visit Eventbrite